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Thu May 16, 2013
Ron and Susan Noce answered:
Hi Suzy,

You want to purchase in a retirement community? Most of the complexes are stringent about wanting the homeowners to be over 55. It would really depend on the unit and what their percentage of ownership is. Honestly, I dont think your changes are very good.

We have many communities that are not age restricted that offer many of the same ammenities as the 55+ ones do. I would be happy to email you listings to review if you'd like to share your requirements with me.

Have a great weekend,

Ron and Susan Noce, Realtors
Key Realty
Mobile: 941-518-3954
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Charryl Youman answered:
My understanding is that, if you have a doctor's written order/prescription for a service dog, then they can not be barred at the gate.
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
The closer to the beach the better. Venice is very popular for seasonal rentals. They go fast. We have more people looking for rentals than properties available. I would be happy to work with you to help you find a home. You can search our company web site at or my web site at

You can rent properties as annual, short term, long term, and vacation. You can choose to manage the property yourself or hire a property management company to do some or all of the work. This may include items such as marketing the property, handling calls from tenants, collecting rent, and maintaining the property.

If you are going to rent a property be sure to know Florida's Landlord/Tenant Law. You can find information on this at

Don't count on appreciation. With the market the way it is right now, appreciation is not a guarantee. When looking at homes, you want to purchase a home that would have an attractive resale value no matter what the market is like. Obviously you would like to make a profit if you did resell.

If you decide to rent the property, it is necessary to make sure your rental income will cover your out of pocket expenses such as the mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, maintenance, repairs and vacancy rate. Right now, demand is higher than supply. Check with local real estate agents or call rental ads to see what the going rental rate is within the areas you are looking to purchase a property.

Try an investment calculator such as the one at Go to their web site: This will give you a good idea of the financial situation if you decide to rent an investment property.

There are tax benefits in any real estate investment. Check with your local tax advisor before entering into a purchase agreement for any investment property to make sure you qualify and follow the strict requirements.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Chris Lyon answered:

Venice is a small town with minimal crime. The biggest problem tends to be teenagers with to much time on their hands. The average age is 67 if that gives you an idea of the type of crime.

Rain is subjective in Florida. It may rain everyday in the summer but it may only be for fifteen minutes. Winters are pretty dry for the most part.
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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Nancy Sarajew answered:
Hi Michael,

(Monthly condo fee includes cable, exterior M/A, Pest control, Ins., Manager, Reserve Fund, security, trash removal, domestic hot water, water/sewer, annual A/C service.). If you need any help looking at any of them my husband & I are both Realtors and work diligently to help you find the best !

Best Regards,
Nancy Sarajew
Michael Saunders & Co
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Boris Russanov answered:
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Chad F answered:
Hi Brooke,

Here is some quick info I have compiled on the Woodmere Apartments and community in Venice. Please let me know if I can assist you further in your needs.

This is a nice video giving some great information.

This site shows some of the "events" that are scheduled at the Woodmere Community Parks and Rec.

Hope this helps and please don't hesitate to call on me if you need anything else!

Chad Fay, ePro, TRC
Prudential Palms Realty
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